Santhosh Ramaraj

“ELECTRICITY FROM WALING” the simplest and the easiest way to generate electricity from walking.

11/3/2009

. 7 REFERENCE: ..................................................... 5 APPLICATIONS: .................... 3 PRINCIPLE: ................................................................................................................................................ 3 BLOCK DIAGRAM: ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 PROTOTYPE: ........................................................................................................ 8 .....................................................................................................................................................................................................Table of Contents INTRODUCTION: ................................................................................................

Step-up / Stepdown • The DC voltage is modified (step-up /stepdown)as required.Nowadays people have begun to use electricity from renewable sources (wind mills. It means that whenever any mechanical stress or pressure is applied on certain crystals.). the crystals became electrically polarized. and in proportion to the applied force. Tension and compression generated voltages of opposite polarity. In 1880. BLOCK DIAGRAM: AC to DC • AC electricity from the Piezoelectric cells is rectified to DC Smoothing • The rectified AC is made into a smoothened DC voltage. hydro power. meaning to press or squeeze. an electrical potential is developed over the crystal lattice.A new method has been found to generate electricity from walking. from the Greek word piezein. respectively.INTRODUCTION: The major problem in this world is the energy deficiency. Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered an unusual characteristic of certain crystalline minerals: when subjected to a mechanical force. Energy not only means electricity or other forms of energy (petroleum. These behaviours were labelled the piezoelectric effect and the inverse piezoelectric effect. and in proportion to the strength of the field. and solar power). Subsequently. When this electrical potential is not shorted an electrical voltage is created. PRINCIPLE: This new way is based on the principle “PIEZOELECTRICITY”. . the converse of this relationship was confirmed: if one of these voltage-generating crystals was exposed to an electric field it lengthened or shortened according to the polarity of the field. Though there are methods to generate electricity from walking the new way is more cost effective and requires less space. fossil fuels etc.

Force Restoring force Piezoelectric material .

85V when I walked on my prototype.PROTOTYPE: The pictures of the prototype are below. My first prototype(1” by 1”). My second prototype with the piezoelectric cells and diodes populated on a cardboard. . Multimeter showing 16.

.My second prototype with connected components. My second prototype finished.

bus terminus etc.com Please send comments. My apologises for any mistakes committed inadvertently in this document.  Direction boards or sign boards. If you had any doubts or suggestions for this document please mail me at santhoshramaraj@gmail. sub-ways.  The electricity can be used to charge batteries and used for street lights and night lights. If you want to construct this project please mail me for the project building details. .  Emergency exits.APPLICATIONS:  In crowded areas such as railway stations.

wikipedia.com/futureblogger/show/1406-commuters-to-generateelectricity-from-walking-into-train-station http://ourworld.org/wiki/Piezoelectricity http://www.com/piezo_theory/piezo_theory.edu/en/lets_generate_electricity_by_walking/ .americanpiezo.REFERENCE: http://en.unu.pdf http://memebox.